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    A snow covered seal lies near massive cracks in the sea ice near Ross Island, Antarctica
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    I like how this huge seal gets lost amongst the even bigger chunks of cracked ice. The composition reinforces this—as your eye travels from left to right along the middle crack, suddenly the seal pops out of the frame.

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 4, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2016
    Location: Snow Hill, Antarctica (general), Antarctica
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    Focal Length: 58 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © Kira Morris
    Categories: Culture, Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Climate Change: In Focus
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year